Edinson Cavani stars as Man United secure a win against Southampton through an admirable second-half comeback.
Southampton took the lead in the first-half from a Jan Bednarek header thanks to a perfectly whipped in corner from James Ward-Prowse. The Englishman then doubled his side’s lead shortly after via a beautiful free kick from the edge of the box.
United failed to finish any of their chances in the first 45 minutes prompting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to bring on Cavani. This moment, later on, proved to be pivotal in changing the tide in the Mancunians’ favour.
Following Bruno Fernandes’ goal which halved the deficit halfway into the second-half, the Uruguayan netted the equaliser. A half-chance is all that was needed to get the two sides level.
The game was finally put to bed with an injury-time equaliser courtesy of the former Paris Saint-Germain star as he finished a great chance created by Marcus Rashford.
The Uruguayan international was key in the Red Devils’ win today, having scored the equaliser and winner. Moreover, the veteran striker was on top of every chance he got and managed to capitalise on them very, very well. The South American showed his clinicality today, which is the area the squad has lacked recently.
Fans have not gone without noticing this. Supporters flooded Twitter with their praises for the 33-year-old – drawing comparisons to other United forwards and even strikers of rival clubs.
I’ve watched the Cavani winner about 300 times already, play it on loop until Wednesday night
— ‘ (@vintageredss) November 29, 2020
2012: Robin van Persie
2017: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
2020: Edinson Cavani
All three of these United strikers scored late headers to seal 3-2 comeback wins against Southampton 🔮 pic.twitter.com/ZXg7nt44Ej
— B/R Football (@brfootball) November 29, 2020
Cavani has more goals than Martial has shots on target this season.
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) November 29, 2020
Cavani has already scored more Premier League goals than Aubameyang, Firmino and Aguero this season.
Not bad for a free signing 👀 pic.twitter.com/R7ivGLy05C
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 29, 2020
His work rate. His movement. Throwing himself at the ball to get it into the back of the net. Edinson Cavani you absolute baller. pic.twitter.com/HsMdasN0AU
— Amy (@ItsYouJuan8) November 29, 2020
Edinson Cavani and Ole Gunnar Solskjær are the only Premier League players to be involved in 3+ goals as substitutes 🔥 pic.twitter.com/qS6MJrryjY
— utdreport (@utdreport) November 29, 2020
Cavani certainly deserves all the praise as 3 goals in less than 400 minutes of football is not a casual record for an ageing striker who was signed on a free.